Dr. P. Thanasekaran

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

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Pounraj Thanasekaran received his Ph.D. in 1998 under the supervision of Prof. S. Rajagopal from Madurai Kamaraj University, India. Subsequently, he received a Research Associateship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and then, Department of Chemistry, Auburn University, Alabama, USA. He served as a Lecturer at the School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University before moving to National Sun-Yat Sen University, Taiwan as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He worked as a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and then, Department of Chemistry, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. Now, he is working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Pondicherry University. His research primarily focuses on synthesis, characterization, photophysical properties, and applications of metal-based functional materials.

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Krishnaveni, K.; Gurusamy, S.; Rajakumar, K.; Sathish, V.; Thanasekaran, P.; Mathavan, A. “Aggregation induced emission (AIE), selective fluoride ion sensing and lysozyme interaction properties of Julolidinesulphonyl derived Schiff base”, J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 2022, 427, 113822.

Hsu, K. T.; Thanasekaran, P.; Su, C.-H.; Chang, B.-C.; Liu, Y.-H.; Hung, C.-H.; Lu, K.-L. “A Nonlinear Optical Cadmium(II)-Based Metal-Organic Framework with Chiral Helical Chains Derived from an Achiral Bent Dicarboxylate Ligand”, CrystEngComm. 2021, 23, 824-830.

Babu, E.; Bhuvaneswari, J.; Rajakumar, K.; Sathish, V.; Thanasekaran, P. “Non-Conventional Photoactive Transition Metal Complexes That Mediated Sensing and Inhibition of Amyloidogenic Aggregates”, Coord. Chem. Rev. 2021, 428, 213612.

Thanasekaran, P.; Chu, C.-H.; Wang, S.-B.; Chen, K.-Y.; Gao, H. -D.; Lee, M. M.; Sun, S. -S.; Li, J.-P.; Chen, J.-Y.; Chen, J.-K.; Chang, Y.-H.; Lee, H. -M. “Lipid-Wrapped Upconversion Nanoconstruct/Photosensitizer Complex for Near-Infrared Light-Mediated Photodynamic Therapy”. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, 11, 84-95.

Gao, H.-D.; Thanasekaran, P.; Chiang, C.-W.; Hong, J.-L.; Liu, Y.-C.; Chang, Y.-H.; Lee, H.-M. “Construction of an Near-Infrared-Activatable Enzyme Platform to Remotely Trigger Intracellular Signal Transduction Using an Upconversion Nanoparticle”, ACS Nano 2015, 9, 7041-7051.

Awards & Achievements​

Awarded one Patent from USA in 2005.

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